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When Bed Rest Causes Harm: Early Mobilization for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

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1.  Which of the following are considered negative effects of prolonged bed rest?
  1. Cardiopulmonary complications
  2. Hyperglycemia
  3. Skin breakdown
  4. All of the above
2.  Which of the following are considered major contraindications to early mobility?
  1. Cardiopulmonary instability
  2. Pulmonary instability
  3. Musculoskeletal instability
  4. All of the above
3.  Which of the following are considered barriers to early mobility?
  1. Lack of expertise
  2. Absence of standard for PT
  3. Inadequate training
  4. All of the following
4.  Which of the following are potential benefits of early mobility?
  1. Promotion of weaning ventilator support
  2. Increased strength
  3. Increased endurance
  4. All of the following
5.  Which of the following are considered key components to the successful development of an early mobility program?
  1. Administrative and stakeholder support
  2. Multidisciplinary team
  3. Identification to barriers to change and solutions
  4. All of the above